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be somebody to run the u.s. government. in this particular case it is energy secretary steven chew. i was there at the briefing that he gave today and he really went after the president. he said that he lacks the courage hearing lacks the guts to take the liberal side of the party and made his basic point that president obama would pursue and he does in his speech tonight, taxes on the rich, but unwilling to get tough on entitlements which, of course, is an anathema to the left wing of the party. >> while he has refused to agree to some to raise for example retirement for medicare but has agreed to reduce social security benefits by enacting a different method for cost of living increases. white house claims that he has put $1.4 trillion cuts on the table. republicans don't agree all of those are cuts. it counts is savings from ending the wars if iraq and afghanistan, but the president will contend tonight that the country is much further along toward dealing with its spending program, dealing with its deficit problem than republicans will accept. we'll hear a different version of tha
to encourage growth is through our energy industry. of course, solar wind energy should be part of the port follow but god blessed america with abundant cole, oil and natural gas. instead of wasting taxpayer money on clean energy come pan niece, let's open up federal lands for safe and responsible exploration and reform the energy regulations so they are reasonable and based on common sense. if we grow the energy, it will make us independent and it will help bring -- manufacturerring back from places like china. simple flying the tax code will help small businesses. we agree with the president we should lower the corporate tax rate which is one of the highest in the world so companies will bring money and jobs back here from overseas. we can also help grow our economy if we have a legal immigration system that allows us to attract and asemi-late the best and brightest. we need a responsible permanent solution to the problem of those here illegally but first, we must follow through on the broken promises of the past to secure the borders and enforce the laws. helping the middle class to re
itself. >> reporter: five years ago governments formed mce to offer clean, green, local energy to residents. legislators made opt out programs. forcing customers to opt out ensures most will do nothing. this important decision was relegated to post cards that looked like junk mail. >> we sent a post guard and a lettal in an -- letter in an envelope. that approach was a lot more effective in getting folk's attention. >> opting out is choice. >> reporter: he was one of 20% of customers who opted out. >> i find so many people who don't know they are in this thing and they are bright people. >> reporter: he also opted out said many of his neighbors and friends tried to opt out with lessal or no suck -- little or no success. >> they were put on hold for 20, 30, 40 minutes. finally most of them hung up. same thing or the phones were busied out. >> one day i received a letter saying welcome. >> reporter: she also had to opt out twice. >> i did call back and they didn't have it. i had the name of the woman i spoke to. >> reporter: she is the director of clean energy. >> in july we ran
it's time to invest more in clean energy which he says could reduce our country's reliance on foreign oil, cut costs and sustain jobs. >> i saw those investments being in clean energy where we can create new clean energy made in american jobs but also in ways we can prepare our children and those going to college for the jobs that will be available for tomorrow. >> reporter: now, some republicans wonder if this type of plan will call for a stimulus. that's something they've rejected and said does not work. while bay area lawmakers say this is the only way to grow the economy when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:17. florida senator, marco rubio delivered the republican response to the president's state of the union address. >> our free enterprise economy is the source of our middle- class prosperity. but president obama he believes it's the cause of our problems, that the economic downturn happened because our government didn't tax enough, spend enough or control enough. >> rubio delivered a response to the president's speech in spanish. he's considered a risi
, affordable and green. >> the policy in california is to link housing with transportation, make it energy efficient, we have to worry about the quality of the schools. >> the governor pointed to his initiative as oakland's mayor to bring more housing downtown as an example of his goals for the state. the event was hosted by the business school. >>> bubba paris has been charged with failing to file his tax returns. the department of justice says paris failed to file his returns from 2006 to 2008. he now faces three misdemeanor charges. each carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and $100,000 fine. paris was an analyst for ktvu during this nfl season. we spoke to him minutes ago. he said he had no comment. >>> during tonight's state of the union address, president obama is expected to announce he's bringing some u.s. troops  home. according to a source close to the president, mr. obama will announce, the return of 34,000 u.s. troops from afghanistan. they are expected to come home in exactly one year marking the next phase of the president's plan to end the war in afghanistan by
have lifted him enough so that he had the energy to take steps to end his own life. >> reporter: doug schmidt believes the medication caused white to finally see clearly what he had done and he couldn't live with it. on october 21st, 1985 he turned his car into a gas chamber in the garage of his home and sentenced himself to death. >>> when we come back on a second look, rita's interview with the mother of kevin collins. and a bit later the pope came to san francisco and rita williams was there. . >>> tonight on a second look we're looking at the career of ktvu reporter rita williams who plans to retire at the end of this month. as late as this month rita reported on a case that began nearly 30 years ago, the disappearance of kevin collins. it was the case that drew international attention and also mailed a significant role in the ongoing mission to find missing children. in 2004 rita updated the search for kevin as it stood at the time. >> reporter: it may seem like the strange place to go to remember your child on his birthday. >> dear effort lord est lord we thank you for the l
an easy way to give them the extra energy they need to do more hunting. >> and they're not the only ones looking for a free handout. look what's in the water to the left of the boat. >> yes. seals. >> and they're like, man, throw me one. >> that's a ton of eagles. it's crazy. i can't get over the number of eagles that are hanging out waiting fth
's vibrating against the cooler. that's what's giving it that vibration. an energy drink? >> i think anything in metal would work. >> dry ice, warm metal touching dry ice. we've. >> real. >> real. >> team science. >> meanwhile at the factory. >> whoa! >> i love this video and wish this was real. >> it started off, i thought it was like a tornado coming in. >> no, it's the transformer. >> i'm disappointed it did the dove step. how white guys dance at weddings. >> shaking his groove thing. >> definitely fake. i don't believe this is real. >> i believe in magic. this isreal. >> this is a really digitized video. real. >> this is probly better than anormers >> just because these two dogs don't have their front legs doesn't mean they don't have something to offer society. >> we first heard about it seven years ago. they were looking for a home for him. >> this is can do. he was adopted by this couple. a woman needed to give lucy up. they sought a couple out. they wanted lucy to be in a home where people were used to a dog that didn't have front legs. as you can see these dogs have adaptive devices
and i think the fog will be wiped out. our last rain system was on friday has picked up a lot of energy and you can see severe weather in oklahoma city which is already turning to snow. there is severe weather out ahead of that in parts of the deep south so it is really our little guys are the -- guy is the big weather maker. that breeze also shows signs of being offshore and there is more of an on shore push showing northwest and you get a good look at the fog there. there was hardly any and it tells us fog, sun and a little cooler coast and bay, there is still going to be sun no rain in site, -- sight that is for sure. still a few upper 60s, clear lake 68, walnut creek 63, alamo in there 59, alameda 59. santa cruz 64 also san jose. 50s on the coast also passive can daily city and bruno woodside 60s. then we warm it up thursday and friday and we get a taste of 70s and it is okay on the weekend but just a little bit cooler. >>> they are still cleaning up in mississippi after last weekend's powerful storm. almost 600 homes and businesses were destroyed. more than 80 people were hurt and
a little coastal valley patch. again we have going to the north of us and you see all the energy moving in. expect for the s-rs fashion. little bank is starting to fill in but right there you see it back up. right now that flow is kind of bobs off so we're seeing the coastal closing pushing in to san jose. tomorrow is a repeat of what we had today expect it's going to be just a little warmer. temperatures should make it into the 60s. probably warmer than that. temperatures in some places cooler than they were yesterday. these new overnight low forecast. 35 in vallejo, 46 in santa rosa. by lunch their ticket if back and -- warmer that's the headline as we go into thursday morning. temperatures could reach into the upper 60s. it's going to be a hedge of a nice day. there were changes on the horizon. latest computer moles -rs have a chance as we go into thursday and friday as well 679 that's auld kind o of digit tp-rd that -t that's not what i'm talking about dry, dry, drive, 64 in gal roy. next week should look tkpweufrpbd. a couple of model shops have been consistent on bridging the new
. >>> the monster beverage company is changing can labels. energy drinks are under scrutiny. by changing the drink status they will list nutrition facts instead of supplement facts and it will disclose the amount of caffeine. they haven't confirmed whether any ingredients will be removed. >>> growing homeless encampment got the attention of officials and will be forced to move. you can see the tents, located near emery and walnut street. we spoke with a man and he said people were forced to move from the river banks and this is where they ended up. >> moving us isn't going to get rid of the problem. >> the city needs to focus on creating shelter and programs for the homeless. he said leaders have been eto the camp telling people to move. >>> thousands of people on the carnival cruise should be on land tomorrow. they are towing it to mobile, alabama. two helicopters with generators and supplies have been sent. the ship has been paralyzed since sunday. passengers say conditions are rough. >> urinating in bags. onion sandwiches. standing in line for food, 4 hours. >> carnival cruise said passengers g
the low cloud deck, the energy sources are coming down from alaska and we have a low cloud deck moving in and temperatures will come up slowly by the end of the week. we have some sun but it will be cooler today, 50s on the temperatures, very low 60s, maybe some thunderstorm activity and wednesday, partly cloudy and cooler and a little bit warmer. >>> real force are fighting for a number of previously owned condos. they are snapping them up and renting them out and sales prices jumped as much as 3 5% from the same time the year before and the time that these units stay on the market, the price has dropped down from three months. >>> they are reversing the decision to reduce the alcohol content of bourbon and they have already reduced production after many customers complained. they say they were having a hard time keeping up with the demand for bourbon. >>> what else is next after a high speed collision with a motor boat. >>> we will tell you what a magazine owner is doing and why it is sparking so much outrage. . >>> welcome back, time now 6:23, they are now on administrative leave fo
energy and education. but he says infrastructure is the the big one. president obama believes democrats and republicans can get behind this idea that by investing in infrastructure they will create long-term jobs and economic benefits. he wants a national infrastructure plan within eight months. and california lawmakers are big supporters. some believe this could create jobs and improve the states unemployment rate of 9.8%. >> the president is focused on a forward agenda. instead of finding a way to cut our way to prosperity. he is talking about ways to continue our budget problems and invest in the future. >> reporter: president obama encouraged republicans get on board. why california lawmakers say this investment is needed despite the tight budget when i see you next. kyla campbell. >>> florida senator marco rubio delivered the public response. >> our free enterprise economy is the the source of our middle class prosperity but president obama, he leaves it's the cause of our problems. that the economic downturn happened because our government didn't tax enough. spend enough, or contr
obesity, and regularly drinking energy drinks. just 26% say the same thing about sports drinks. last november, voters shot down a soda tax in richmond. only 40% of people favor taxing sugary drinks. >> i live in richmond, and i supported the measure. >> i kind of think the tax is bad. it's not going to stop people from drinking soda. people who like soda, really like they're soda. >> reporter: the support increases dramatically if the money go to school nutrition programs. >>> a mother from san diego is making a tearful plea for help after her son vanished last week, during a visit to san francisco. 20-year-old christian hughes flew to the bay area from san diego nine days ago, he was supposed to fly home last thursday, but never made it. his mother says he hasn't been heard from since thursday morning and his cell phone has been turned off. >> i know he count have disappeared like this without -- he couldn't have disappeared like this without a trace. no one knows where he is. i seriously do not know what happened. >> hughes is described as 5'8", weighing about 130 pounds. he has br
for gas prices. the u.s. energy department says drivers will pay a year long average of $3.55. that's up $.11 from the estimate. gas is $4.07 a gallon in san francisco. in oakland drivers are paying an average of $3.99. >> facebook admitted it was the victim of a hacking attack. last month a handful of employees visited a mobile developer website that downloaded malware on to company laptops. it was caused bay flaw. facebook officials say there's no evidence user data was compromised. >>> despite earning more than $1 billion last year, facebook didn't have to pay federal or state income tax. the social network received a tax refund. it all came from a single tax deduction, executive stock options. that tax break reduced the federal and state income taxes by more than $1 million. >>> the dow rose 8 points. nasdaq fell 6.5. >> the bay area is known for being friendly to the gay community. when it comes to percentage of population the bay area actually isn't at the top of the list. find out which area is. >> there is a catch. warren buffet was leading a group buying heinz, the deal comes un
energy by march 1st if not sooner. the man installing it told us the turbine is quiet and safe for birds. the project is funded by the san jose startup. >>> renewing their vows to each other and to beat leukemia. in just two minutes how one couple is drawing attention to a dire need for donors. >> a new take on the classic tank, the question on the right to bear arms. >> a detailed look at the week ahead and which day will be the warmest in my complete forecast. there is no mass-produced human. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs. each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfort... individualized. at the ultimate sleep number event, queen mattresses start at just $599. and save 50% on our innovative limited edition bed. >>> new video from antioch where a woman was injured by a stray bullet tonight. someone was shooting at a c
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. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them.'s my job to look after it. ♪ >>> it will be cooler today. cold front on the way for tomorrow. i mine, it will get much, much colder on tuesday. more on that coming up in about five minutes. >>> 7:13. firefighters are still working to contain a large fire burning at a metal recycling center in tampa, florida. they are using both water and foam to try and control the flames. within the past 30 minutes we learned that two diesel tanks are filled with not ammonia but calcium nitrate. they say that chemical is less reactive but still dangerous. >>> a state lawmaker says the state may be pushing too hard to recover money from feel who start wildfires. the sacramento "bee" reports for the past eight years, california has aggressively pursued individuals and businesses who start fires. that money is used to cover the costs of fig
are designing a system that will convert the sun's energy into laser blasts. one professor said it's not far out but may be a challenge with the basic elements are there and ready to go. >>> we have posted more of the remarkable video from russia. >> new, the vatican may select a replacement for the pope earlier than initially thought. the 85 -year-old said he will step down at end of the month. the vatican is now racing the possibility that cardinals across the world could gather as soon as march 15th for the election. under current rules that is the earliest they could meet because of a required 15 to 20 day waiting period. >> a solo car crash sent seven teens to the hospital. the driver of the suv lost control just after ten last night. the vehicle did flip after rolling over several times. >> i heard a screech and like a boom and we came running over to make sure everybody was okay. there was a guy pulling some people out of the car. >> investigators believe that speed was a factor in the crash. the victims were taken to the hospital. some did suffer significant injury. >>> watsonville p
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